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April Cleanup, Recycling and Donations Weekends

The City of College Park Public Works facility (9217 51st Avenue) will be open all four Saturdays in April from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. City residents may drop off bulky trash, electronics for recycling, and yard waste; hazardous materials (including roofing shingles, and propane tanks) will not be accepted. Air conditioners, heat pumps, refrigerators and freezers may incur a collection fee; tires will incur a disposal fee of $4.00 each. These weekend events are only open for College Park city residents; you must show proof of residency in the City of College Park to participate.

It’s never too late to start your spring cleaning! Check your cabinets, closets and garages for all those items you no longer need or want. Want to donate them but don’t have the time to drive around to multiple donation centers? Bring everything to Public Works instead! From 9 am to 2 pm each Saturday in April, we will once again have the assistance of American Rescue Workers and Community Forklift.

American Rescue Workers (Capitol Heights; 301-336-6200; www.arwus.com) will accept your household items, including: clothing and rags, bedding and linens, books, toys, kitchenware and cookware, and furniture. This is a great way to find new homes for those items you don’t use anymore, but don’t have the time to drive to a donations center.

Community Forklift (4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston; 301-985-5180; www.communityforklift.com) will accept your surplus or salvaged (in good condition!) building materials for donations, including but not limited to: lumber and trim, bricks and masonry materials, cabinets, doors, tiles and flooring materials, tools, hardware, and especially gardening supplies. Community Forklift is the DC Area’s non-profit Thrift Store for Building Materials. Visit them at their warehouse and you may find some inspiration for your next remodeling or hobby project!

Don’t forget, everything you donate is tax-deductable. Please bring any items you wish to donate to Public Works (9217 51st Avenue) between 9am and 2 pm all four Saturdays in April. For questions, call 240-487-3590

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